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Holy Week and Easter Services at St. Denys

Qyan Arnachellum  |  22 March 2024

The most important time in the Christian calendar! Please find details of our services for Holy Week and Easter below. Everyone is welcome to any or all of the services as we mark this most precious time of year.

Palm Sunday 24th March, 9.45am – Walk of Witness, Liturgy of the Palms, dramatized reading of the Passion story from the gospel of Mark, and Holy Communion.

Monday 25th March, 6pm – Compline, a quiet, reflective time of prayer and bible readings based on the Book of Common Prayer.

Tuesday 26th March, 7.30pm – ‘Passiontide’, a rarely heard choral work by local composer Simon Mold, with full choir drawn from across the city and county, including soloists from St. Denys and elsewhere, professional organ accompaniment and conducted by the composer himself. Featuring congregational hymns to sing! New, refreshingly beautiful music. Refreshments will be served in the parish centre after this service.

Wednesday 27th March, 6pm – Compline (see above)

Maundy Thursday 28th March, 10am – traditional, said Holy Communion based on the Book of Common Prayer (BCP.)

Maundy Thursday 28th March, 6pm – bring and share simple meal, with informal Holy Communion (representing the Last Supper of Jesus) and foot washing. Held in the parish centre next to the church.

Good Friday 29th March, 10am – 12noon – Activity morning filled with Easter activities, crafts, stories and refreshments. All welcome, including families and children.

Good Friday 29th March, 2pm – The Last Hour, a quiet time of reflection, prayer and hymns leading up to the time of the crucifixion of Jesus at 3pm. Deeply poignant.

Easter Day 31st March, 7am – He is risen indeed! Alleluia! Dawn service outside the church (weather permitting) in the Easter garden.

Easter Day 31st March, 10am – Holy Communion in church.

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